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In the last episode the final scene surely left an imposing urge TO everyone to stay anticipating the final anime chapter of Mob Psycho 100 series. Reigen got slashed by the sword-user Sakurai, who in real life, is the true surname of the one voicing Reigen, but well, let’s leave that point aside and without further ado, start this final episode review.
It’s really hard to maintain top quality anime episodes. I know for sure, most of us were pretty much hyped because last week’s episode surely is the best in the roster simply because it’s perfect in mostly all aspects. But I guess, it is to be expected given the amount of good and juicy plot episode 11 had to offer and that is it about to end, that episode 12 only got the continuation and the conclusion of the final psychic battle within this 12 episode series.
Going back to the story, Reigen was slashed while he is persuading Mob-kun to flee, rather than to fight head-on. Amidst the usual occurrence in the shounen titles, where a good friend dies in front of the hero that will be obviously followed by a rage outburst, this time, Mob-kun had total control of his emotions. Yup, Mob-kun is as cool as ice in this episode. Not that he is cold-blooded and heartless, perish that thought! But just, he got full trust on the mentor he grew up learning from, Reigen, who in this episode, is utterly invincible. Talk about Reigen being in the spotlight for two episodes in a row!
Reigen is certainly the star of the first half of this episode. Apparently, Mob-kun’s humongous powers were transferred to Reigen, but do take note, it’s not like any of Mob-kun’s usual 100% rage power but it was amplified ten times, meaning Reigen has the power to school all of the current adversaries and that’s what had happened in this episode.
Let’s jump forward to the inevitable outcome, Reigen wins easily, obliterating everything the opponent has to throw at him and thus, Reigen achieves victory and at the same time, being his bullish self. Amidst the conclusion of the psychic battle, Reigen pep talks his opponents out of their delusions, that even with great powers, a human is still a human nonetheless, that no matter how special psychic powers are, internally, a person can only be a human. He also pointed that the addiction to the usage of psychic powers have narrowed their perception of life that led them away from growing up properly as adults and that no matter how big the problem, it is not an excuse to escape from realism. Teru can be seen impressed, Ritsu had his own thoughts and Mob-kun can only be so proud to have Reigen as master.
Although a short resistance was offered by Ishiguro(sorry for intentionally keeping his gender lol, I have to do it to keep some twists fresh!), who was revealed to be an old man. Within the next frames, he ultimately got obliterated surprisingly by the trainee from the main Claw’s HQ. Before this particular kid expires his screentime, he revealed the real intention behind him being in the 7th division of Claw and seemed to have given Ritsu and Mob-kun one final glance, calling the latter a coward.
Oh, right. Let’s not forget Dimple who actually survived the demons inside the pot. Turned out he was the one who ended up gobbling the other pets of Matsuo and along the process, managed to recover some power. In this segment, finally, Dimple and Reigen meet each other… not that it actually matters though!
Thus the end to the relevant fight portions is marked halfway this episode.
After the events, Mob-kun and the others were shown to have returned to their former lifestyles. At school, Mob-kun blushingly stares at her crush, Tsubomi-chan whilst still being pestered for a scoop by Mezato. Ritsu met with Kamuro(remember this haggard guy?), who had a huge change of heart and together, apologized to Onigawara, who actually became friends with Musashi of the Body Improvement Club. Not only that, after Mob-kun’s usual collapse during their physical training regimen, he was brought into the room where the telepathic nerds, led by Tome-chan, leeches. She remains her usual perky self and is so gung-ho to find real telepathy users.
Afterwards, Teru was shown to have made contact with Ritsu’s peers. He urged them to grow stronger beside him for self-defense matters explaining that Claw’s 7th Division ruin isn’t likely to stop Claw’s advances towards the gathering of potential psychic users. Next frames involves a short conversation between the two main comedic figures of the show. Reigen certainly held the most points for comedic appearances, but Dimple also had his moments. In this segment, we can see that Reigen’s finally an esper thanks to Mob-kun’s powers. However adamantly, Reigen insists he remains his usual self aside from the demon-sighting ability and that the power he previously used to topple the Claw members had entirely vanished. Following up the exchange of short retorts, Reigen now imposes his advantage as the better talker and ordered Dimple to help him with his job in place of Mob-kun, who was absent that day.
The final apposite frames were dedicated to the kid who defeated Ishiguro, calling up a certain someone in the phone, who in the end was revealed to be the kid’s father. According to that person’s aura, seems like we had the real Claw’s boss in our screen and that it’s not the end of their campaign in Japan. By this time, I know you have the same thoughts as me. We need a sequel and it should happen, I suppose, in half a year or a year perhaps.
I can wait! You’ve read it right, I can wait for one year, even two!
The last minutes of this last episode were animated from an “omake” chapter about the tsuchinoko-hunting of Reigen and Mob-kun. It’s a classic comedy-driven segment that embodies ONE-sensei’s sense of humor. At the start, Reigen was so fired up to find a UMA because he says it’s a man’s romance thingy, but as soon as he found the rare “matsutake” delicacies, he forgot his initial so-called passion of hunting a tsuchinoko and ended up dissolving the notion that such creature even exist in the first place. The gag ended up with them really meeting an enlarge tsuchinoko and Mob-kun exorcising it. Concluding this show, Reigen stored the mushrooms in every possible containers. This guy can never stop making us laugh!
So that’s the end of this final episode’s review/recap. While there is certainly something to miss in the next Tuesday, I can say it with sureness that this series will have a sequel in the upcoming months(like its twin brother series who got a sequel announced last week).
Anyways, this episode somewhat lacks the usual Mob-kun effect. But storytelling-wise, it still delivers a very satisfying ending and simultaneously, cleverly teases up bits of the undisclosed twists that will surely matter should a sequel happen sometime sooner. Mob-kun regains the peace he deserves for now. The sense of normalcy he longs for, still lingers close to him, but at the same time, we all know Claw is still around the corner and the compelling question remains, how long will they allow Mob-kun to be the normal boy-next-door? Especially, the trainee kid’s words can be implied that he knows Mob-kun is the one who indirectly defeated the 7th division by himself.
So wrapping up, there will be no more Mob Psycho 100 episode in the next weeks, but I feel that a sequel will surely come announced in the next months. I just knew it. Feel it with conviction.
Anyway, that’s it! Thanks for following my weekly reviews!
Until next time, fellas!